Project Description:



June 7-16, 2018

From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box…

Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, NASSIM is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.

NASSIM follows Soleimanpour’s globally acclaimed 2011 piece, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, which had its world premiere in Toronto, presented by Volcano. It has been translated into over 25 languages and performed more than 1,000 times by people including Stephen Fry, Ken Loach and Whoopi Goldberg.

Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, NASSIM again sees Soleimanpour invite a new guest into his world for each performance.

“Sweetly entertaining, ingeniously thought-provoking and fully heart-warming”The Telegraph

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Written by Nassim Soleimanpour
Performed by Nassim Soleimanpour with a different guest performer for every show
Directed by Omar Elerian
Runtime: 1 hr 10 mins, no intermission
NASSIM was originally commissioned and produced by the Bush Theatre and received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre, London, on 25 July 2017.

Presented by Luminato Festival in association with Why Not Theatre
at the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs

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